Coin of Seleucia Sidera with bust of Severus Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Pisidia, Seleucia Sidera


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nude Herakles-Hermes stands, facing, a club in the right hand and a kerykeion in the left.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock 12 [1964], no. 5230); 1978: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 8, June 27-28, 1978, lot 467); 1978: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Auctiones AG Auction 8; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-G 115.8.2004); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 22, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III